Monday 19 February 2018
Learning Cycle 3 – Week 2
I would like to welcome you back to Term 4 at WCSA. Here at WCSA, we have enjoyed some time off, but have also been incredibly impressed with our Year 11s coming in to get ahead with GCSE revision (pictures below). I was chatting to one surprised parent who wondered why students have to come in over the holiday. I explained that they don’t; we simply want to offer these sessions so that students can make the most of the last ten weeks before the examination period. So, as long as students ask for this (more about this later in the update) we will be happy to oblige – we will always be happy to go the ‘extra mile’ here at WCSA.
In the update before half term, I wrote about the importance of coming to school every day. We have a dedicated attendance team who will support students to be in classrooms learning. I also mentioned an initiative for Year 10 that we are trialling. To recap the deal:
Finally, I want to mention the ‘WCSA Evening Study School’. This initiative is aimed at our Year 11 students who would like a study space here in school in the lead up to the exams. We will open up the Library (LRC). This will be fully staffed on a Wednesday and Thursday from 4.30 – 6.30 pm from early March all the way through to the GCSE examinations. PCs will be available for students wanting to use Hegarty Maths and Tassomi (science). Although there will not be taught sessions – this is the purpose of P6i – if you feel that your child needs additional support or help, please contact myself or Mrs. Mac (Head of Year 11) and we will gladly find a tutor.
In the coming weeks, I have asked members of the Leadership Team here at WCSA to produce the weekly parent / carer update. This is to give a varied perspective on school life. I do hope you will enjoy treading them.
As always, thank you for your continued support in the community.
Miss Scott (Principal)